Cold-shooting Lions fall to Delco
com Usually a team will struggle when it loses its leading scorer and emotional leader. Delco Christian, however, got enough scoring and support to hold off visiting Lower Moreland 50-38.
The story of the game for the Lions was missed shots. Frustratingly for Lower Moreland many of their missed shots came in prime scoring territory around the basket.
“We had plenty of opportunity, we just couldn’t take advantage,” Lower Moreland coach Rich Becker said. “We missed at least four or fivH ODyuSs [Dnd@ RuU IRuO shooting wasn’t very good.”
With 1,000 point scorer Stacy MacAurthur on the bench for most of the second half, the hnights leaned on guard Jocelyn Chavous, who scored 13 points on a game KLJK sLx PDdH fiHOd JRDOs. Chavous used her quickness and athleticism to cut through the Lions’ defense.
“We know the Jocelyn can drive to the basket and we really didn’t have anyone quick enough to stay with her,” Becker said. “The closest one we have is Demi Morganstein and she’s playing on one foot, she’s injured.”
Lower Moreland fought hard to get back into the game as they pulled to within seven points with 5:22 left in the fourth quarter, however, Delco was already in the bonus by that point in the game, so it was able to salt away the game by making free throws down the stretch.
“They make their foul shots, and the reason we were in foul trouble early is because we were out of position on defense a couple of times,” Becker said.
Making no excuses, the wounded Lions must rebound from their loss as they have one more game of their regular season.